Good ideas with bad execution, or good execution of what should be bad ideas - an analysis of inferior, off-beat or malfunctioning products, and how other people's failures can help us design better stuff.
Photos: The worst gadgets of 2010
“Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.” [Cato the Elder]
“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” [James Joyce]
“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” [Niels Bohr]
That Cato the Elder knew his beans, you know. Though Cato the Younger was a bit of a fool…
The goal of Made By Monkeys is not to mock and demean – honestly – but to highlight mistakes that might be learned from. In such a spirit, let’s take look at some of the gadgets that failed to find lift off in 2010, maybe despite the best expectations.
The blunt edge of the leading edge, as it were…
Courtesy of Faisal Alani, Computer Weekly